May 072014
Bread Besan Toast – Pan Fried Bread Masala Toast | Tava Bread Toast
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Savoury Bread Besan Toast

Bread Besan Toast

Bread Besan Toast is an easy bread snack recipe made by toasting bread slices coated with besan (gram flour) batter. A simple breakfast or tea-time snack, savoury Besan Bread Sanwich is usually served with Tomato Ketchup or Mint-coriander chutney.

In less than 15 minutes you can rustle up this yummy and healthy low-fat bread snack recipe. Kids will relish this delicious pan fried bread!

Bread Besan Toast Easy Recipe:

Besan toast made with gram flour and toasted on a tawa is handy to whip up when you’re running short of time. Serve the savoury tava bread toast with green coriander chutney or tomato sauce. 

How to make Bread Besan Toast:

1. To make Bread Toast with besan, in a mixing bowl add gram flour, carom seeds and all the spices. Using water, whisk into a lump-free batter. Add onions, chilli, coriander leaves and mix well.

Gram flour batter for fried bread recipe

Gram Flour Batter

2. Heat a greased non stick pan. Dip the bread slices in the batter. Both sides should be evenly coated.

Coat bread slices with gram flour batter

Coat bread slices with batter

3. Place the batter coated bread slices on the greased pan.

Toast gramflour coated bread slices on a pan

Toast bread slices on pan

4. Toast both sides on medium heat till golden brown.

Toast bread in frying pan

Flip over and cook

5. Remove and serve Bread Besan Toast hot with ketchup or green chutney.

Besan Bread Sandwich Recipe

Bread Snack

If you are looking for more besan snacks recipes, do try out Cabbage Pakoda and Fish Tikka.

Besan Masala Toast details:

Bread Besan Toast
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Bread Besan Toast is bread slices dipped in spiced gram flour batter and toasted to a golden brown. This savoury besan bread sandwich recipe is a great option for kids’ lunch boxes. It is the best bread recipe ever!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
  • Whole wheat bread – 4 slices
  • Gram Flour (Besan) – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 small, chopped
  • Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped
  • Carom Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Red Chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – ½ tbsp
  1. To make this bread snack, take a bowl and mix together gram flour, carom seeds, salt, cumin powder, chilli powder and asafoetida.
  2. Pour a little water at a time and blend into a smooth batter.
  3. Stir in chopped onions, green chilli and coriander leaves.
  4. Cut bread slices into a shape of your choice - triangle, rectangle etc.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan. Smear with oil.
  6. Dip each slice of bread in the gram flour batter and place on the heated pan.
  7. Let the bread cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Turn over and allow the underside to cook.
  8. When both sides turn golden brown, remove besan ke toast from pan onto a paper towel.
  9. Serve Besan MasalaToast with tomato ketchup.
* You can use white bread, brown bread, multi-grain bread – basically any bread of your choice.
* You can add finely chopped/grated vegetables such as capsicum, carrot, cabbage, spring onions or even corn
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 304g Calories: 469 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 82g Protein: 13g Cholesterol: 0mg


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